After weeks of speculation, presumed “evidence” of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s reconciliation has surfaced. On Monday, Entertainment Tonight released a video of the pair getting cozy outside the Ye Rustic Inn, a trendy dive bar in Los Angeles’s Los Feliz neighborhood, on Sunday. The Daily Mail also published photos of the two surrounded by friends.
Rumors that the pair patched things up began to surface just weeks after Stewart’s affair with 44-year-old Rupert Sanders, her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director and married father of two, shocked the public. Though the couple allegedly split once news of the “Sandersgate” broke, US Weekly recently reported that the two moved back into the $6.3 million L.A. mansion they shared.
Robsten’s reunion seems conveniently timed since both Pattinson and Stewart are scheduled to embark on a worldwide promotional tour of “Breaking Dawn: Part 2,” the final installment in the “Twilight” franchise. Twi-hards, who were crushed by news of the pair’s breakup, can now rest assured that their romance is intact—just in time for them to purchase tickets to the film.
Since the two became an item in early 2009, they have gone to great lengths to avoid being photographed together—leading every photo of the pair to make headlines. Stewart’s apology for her “momentary indiscretion” remains her only public reference to her real life relationship with Pattinson. They are surely both aware that any public sighting post-breakup is bound to be recorded and splashed all over the Internet.
So is their reconciliation merely an attempt to generate attention for their upcoming film?
Crushable calls the pair’s sighting a “publicity stunt” that makes for the “best ‘Breaking Dawn’ trailer yet.” Though the site refrains from calling their reconciliation fake, it does accuse the tween sensations of starring in “Breaking Dawn, Part 2: The Time We Figured Out How To Use Our Personal Lives To Promote Our Movie.”
Entertainment Wise believes that the news surrounding the couple could help “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” break records. The site claims that the real life soap opera could assure that the film earns more than “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” which grossed a whopping $705 million worldwide.
The couple’s personal drama has been played out before the public since July, when photos of Stewart’s affair were published and the barrage of attention will no doubt reach new heights on Nov. 12 when the two walk the red carpet together for the film’s L.A. premiere.
Whether or not the couple’s recent outing was staged, there’s no denying the entertainment value of combining their personal and professional lives.
“…if we're not in cynical mode for just a minute, it is rather a touching story of love lost and regained,” says Entertainment Wise, “made complete by the couple's return as Edward and Bella in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2', and it's not just Twi-hards who love a story of love rescued from turning sour.”